Hue Royal Palace
Hue Royal Palace
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within the Citadel. It is partially rebuilt with plans for future restoration.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Coopper29
    Guildford, United Kingdom614 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Huge complex
    This is a vast area and we had 3 hours there and didn’t see all of it. Even so we walked 8km , we would have liked to have a full day here. Fabulous buildings and temples. Two of the palaces were being renovated so couldn’t go in.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Main Palace under renovation
    The main Royal Palace of Nguyen dynasty who ruled Vietnam 1802-1945 is currently under renovation. However, there're several other smaller palaces within the Imperial City complex (built according to Beijing's forbidden city complex) you can visit. All of them are within the Citadel encircled by a moat and worth your 2 hours of time.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,976 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely palace
    The Hue Royal Palace is a majestic building situated within the walled citadel of the city of Hue. Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam. This was under the Nguyen dynasty and lasted approximately from the beginning of the 1800s to the 1940s. The palace is a wonderful construction and is worth visiting.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2024
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Lauren
United Kingdom703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
If you are a history buff like me you have to visit Hue Imperial Citadel and the Royal Palace. I chose the particular tour of Cambodia and Vietnam that I travelled on, as it stopped in Hue and gave me the chance to visit this site and the tombs in the surrounding area, and was not disappointed. However, even if you are not interessted in history, this site has a lot to offer, through it's architecture and beautiful gardens. The Royal Palace itself is very interesting and very pretty, with photo opportunities everywhere. This is definately a 'must see' when in Hue.
Written 18 January 2020
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The main Royal Palace of Nguyen dynasty who ruled Vietnam 1802-1945 is currently under renovation. However, there're several other smaller palaces within the Imperial City complex (built according to Beijing's forbidden city complex) you can visit.
All of them are within the Citadel encircled by a moat and worth your 2 hours of time.
Written 4 February 2024
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Andrew Y
Singapore, Singapore5,059 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Solo
The Royal Palace is of course part of the Citadel. The Citadel defends the Palace. The palace is modelled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. The complex is centered by the Tai He Dian (Everlasting Peace Hall), wrongly translated as a Palace in the official map. This is where the Emperor holds court. Unfortunately, a lengthy reconstruction process is taking place and will take a few years. The residences of the Emperor, Empress, Queen Mother etc are towards the back and left of the complex. There is control over the concubines and maids to prevent them from getting pregnant by the wrong males. There is a video of one of the palace maids in the museum next door.
Written 23 May 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,976 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Hue Royal Palace is a majestic building situated within the walled citadel of the city of Hue. Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam. This was under the Nguyen dynasty and lasted approximately from the beginning of the 1800s to the 1940s. The palace is a wonderful construction and is worth visiting.
Written 16 June 2024
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dasreiseteam
Bad Pyrmont, Germany1,518 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The site is certainly impressive and of huge dimensions however, the main palace is under reconstruction and a large area surrounding it is closed to the public. One needs hours to explore only a fraction of the grounds. One word of warning: when we visited yesterday in the pouring rain the tiled walk ways were extremely slippery. As we are an older couple we found it hard and had to concentrate throughout our visit on where we stepped. That's why we had to cut our sight seeing down to a minimum. Some buildings we saw, like the treasury, haven't been renovated yet with trees growing out of cracks in the brick work. One can imagine what it takes to maintain a historic site like this. It's definitely worth a visit but if you can chose a dry day.
Written 5 January 2023
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Customer909
Lanark, UK178 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Best way to see the tombs in Hue is by hiring your own Taxi. This way you can take as long as you want in each place and are not rushed by the tour guides. You can easily spend half a day here in a good day.

Be there early to avoid the crowds and tour operators.
Written 11 January 2020
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Travelaround59
London, UK2,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Yes the Royal Palace is very beautiful and full of 130 years history...definitely what you want to see in Hue.
Pity that the 3rd citadel has been destroyed but slowly the restoration is bringing to life the Forbidden City.
The grounds are very beautiful
Written 16 February 2020
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Coopper29
Guildford, UK614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a vast area and we had 3 hours there and didn’t see all of it. Even so we walked 8km , we would have liked to have a full day here. Fabulous buildings and temples. Two of the palaces were being renovated so couldn’t go in.
Written 27 October 2023
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Ron A
Geelong, Australia207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We spent 6 hours walking around the Citidal. Extremely interesting and gave us a good perspective on the history of the area. A must do if you are in Hue
Written 4 March 2018
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SrikanthSivaraj
Chennai (Madras), India2,704 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
One gets to see the difference between the sites at Hao Lu, Hanoi and Hue and how the Royalty of Vietnam lived. Impressive and rich - specially the theatre.
Written 28 February 2018
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